Six People Injured When Car Jumps Curb in Chicago

At least six people were injured when a car jumped a curb and crashed near businesses in downtown Chicago on Friday.

The Chicago Fire Department said that a driver of a Lexus sedan traveling southbound on North Wells Street attempted to pass a Toyota Prius headed in the same direction at about 10:30 PM.

The driver stole the Lexus sedan and was escaping, lost control, and jumped the curb, hitting multiple people dining on the patio at Uproar.

Uproar said in a Facebook statement that two of the people injured were restaurant employees.

“We are absolutely heartbroken. In light of last night’s horrific accident at Uproar, we will be open today to raise money and show support to those who were injured. There were 6 injured including 2 members of the Uproar Staff,” Uproar said.

The Chicago Fire Department said on Twitter that medical personnel transported five victims: two men, 26 and 32, two 26-year-old women, and one 24-year-old woman to hospitals, and the last person injured in the incident refused treatment.

Tom J. Ahern, the Chicago police spokesperson, said two of the victims suffered broken legs, and three others were in good condition with injuries ranging from cuts, bruises, and an injured foot.

There have been no arrests made, and the incident remains under investigation.


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